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  1. General Reef Discussion
    Hello! One week ago I set up a 30 gallon tank, cycling it with Dr. Tim's One and Only. I have been testing periodically and the ammonia spike has already passed, but the nitrites spike came with worrying levels. They are, from what i can tell, off the charts. They have been like this for a...
  2. General Reef Discussion
    Ok, Its time IMO, so many newbs mixing with old school guys. Opinions seem to be the dominate factor in cycling a new tank rather than viable research. Some folks have been around so long, that if asked to provide step by step instruction to the "proper" way to cycle a tank they draw a blank...
  3. General Reef Discussion
    Hey crew, I picked up some rock that someone had pulled out of their tank a week or so prior to my pickup. I Setup a tank with a heater and power head to cure the rock, and it's been in there for about 3 weeks. I have been topping off, but haven't done any water changes because I thought the...
  4. Dosing and reactor equipment
    Does anyone have any experience with these for nitrite reduction ?
  5. General Reef Discussion
    Hi Guys, New to TRT here. I have done fresh water for a long time but my wallet was getting to thick so I decided to venture into the salt LOL. I have a question for all you fish lovers. I started my tank out about 2 1/2 weeks ago. I have a standard 10g tank with a hob aqueon 30 and a hydor...
  6. General Reef Discussion
    My water column is all out of whack and IDK whats going on. I'm starting to show Nitrites now when it used to be 0 and my Nitrates are going on 80-90ppm!! I was at like 60ppm and I did a 10g water change (about 30% since I have a 29g) and they still rose! A friend told me that they could have...
  7. General Reef Discussion
    Guys i really need some advise here. This tank was in great shape before i moved and I've got two clown fish a yellow tang and a naso tang with lots of crabs and snails in a 75 gallon tank with a 30 gallon sump and a 50 gallon tank in my sons room that is plumbed through the wall to the same...
  8. General Reef Discussion
    I got a new 55 gallon setup and added dr tims pure ammonia to start the cycle. It has been 15 days now and there are still high nitrites and ammonia. It won't turn into nitrates. I followed the instructions provided, and got a nice canister filter and air stone. The instructions said it...
  9. General Reef Discussion
    We tested the water in the 5 gal Hospital Tank today. It is a bare bottom tank with 2 small clownfish and 2 small firefish. After a water change yesterday the water parameters are below. pH-8.0 NH3-.5 NO2-0 NO3-0 Ca-240 KH- 179 PO4-.25 I know the Ammonia is high. Any tips as to why it is high...
  10. The THINK Tank
    Can your water be too perfect? Let me clarify. I have a 20 gal tank and its about a year old (give or take) with 2 clowns, a neon dotty back, some other little fish I call One Eyed Willie (self explanatory), a pagoda cup coral, a torch corals, 2 peppermints, a bunch of other cleaners (snails...
  11. General Reef Discussion
    So I am a new tank owner...just bought and set up my new 55 gallon tank on Saturday (3/16/13) afternoon. I put in 45 lbs of live rock from Fiji and 10 lbs of live rock straight from a tank at my LFS. When I first started skimming, I pulled a small amount of material out right after the rock...
  12. General Reef Discussion
    I've been testing my water once or twice a week for about a month now. My ammonia and nitrates have gone down to 0, but my nitrites has been stuck at .25ppm for about a week and a half now. Do i just need to give it more time, or is this low enough to start adding fish?
  13. General Reef Discussion
    Hey guys/gals...I have a question. I have a 60 gallon corner tank with about 60-70 lbs of live rock, Eshopps PF-300 Overflow Box, Eshopps RS-75 Sump with about 10lbs of live rock, Eshopps PSK-75 protein skimmer. As far as fish go, 2 PJ Cardinals, 2 black damsels, 3 blue damsels, 1 purple...
  14. General Reef Discussion
    I have had my tank cycling for a week and three days now and i was wondering what stage (and how you can tell) I am on in my cycle. My specs are: 75 gallon aquarium wet/dry trickle filter w/ bio balls and sump (previously used) roughly 100 lbs of live rock (cured) 80 lbs of aragonite reef sand...
  15. Freshwater Discussion
    Have you ever had that moment when you test your tank, you put the drops in, you shake it, and its clear blue, you think YEAH!!! and then right before your eyes in that split second, It goes to purple....yep... siggghhhh.... I still have nitrites.... ugh.
  16. General Reef Discussion
    :arg: I have been fishless cycling for almost a month (since the 4th) using 2 dead shrimp and my ammonia rose to 3.0 then dropped to zero. That was the 16thof May. On that day my Nitrites were recorded at 5.0 (hard to tell with the API kit) and remain there to this day. On the 14th Nitrates were...
  17. General Reef Discussion
    Ok guys, here are the tank specs, and i will explain what i did, and the outcome. 300 gallons total with sump Tank WAS fully cycled The tank just finished cycling a couple weeks ago, and i was adding ammonia to keep the bacteria going up untill about a week before i added fish. I added 2...
  18. General Reef Discussion
    I don't mean to sound like a worry-wart, but I've made some changes in my tank and just want to make sure I'm on the right track. I've had my 29g nano for about 7 weeks. My parameters have all been in "normal" range, Ammonia, Nitrite, Nitrates, Phosphates all at zero. pH and alkalinity have...
  19. General Reef Discussion
    Ok well I lost my trigger fish in a 20 gallon hypo tank because im lazy as hell I looked into a new insurance as some of you may remember - anyhow I bought ceramic bio rings and threw them in a phosreactor and seachems stability to hopefully start a sucessful mobile/untampered with biofilter...
  20. General Reef Discussion
    ok well im about 20 days into my cycle and i tested my water today and 2 days ago my ammonia was off the charts but today my ammonia is almost at zero just comes up as a lil light green left but now im wondering how long it takes for my nitrites to level off they have been really high for the...
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